Things to do for March 17, 2011

The Weekender

Boozy Irish Shakes, English Brunches and French Blondes

The weekend is wailing on the bagpipes.

Thursday
St. Pat’s Shakes at DMK
ME LUCKY CHARMS

St. Pat’s Shakes at DMK

To celebrate this most Irish of holidays, we recommend... a burger. Well, as long as it’s accompanied by a minty shake made with artisanal ice cream then topped with Lucky Charms cereal. And, okay, go ahead—throw in a shot of whiskey. (In the shake, not the burger.)

Killian Gui at Chicago Fashion Incubator
KILLIAN IT

Killian Gui at Chicago Fashion Incubator

Just as you’re about to freshen up your spring wardrobe comes word that Chicago’s best homegrown designers have a shop to call their own. This five-week-only pop-up shop will feature Killian Gui’s line of handsome, office-ready dress shirts. Worry about pants later.

Friday
Quality Time with Catherine Deneuve
DENEUVE

Quality Time with Catherine Deneuve

She’s French. She’s blonde. And she’s all yours for the weekend. This Catherine Deneuve film festival is a cinematic journey through the icon’s best work, including The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Belle de Jour, and 8 Women—in case you get greedy for more French blondes.

Sunday
Beers for Japan
BEERS TO THEM

Beers for Japan

You’re not one to do nothing during a crisis, but sometimes drinking a beer can help. So look for the Red Cross symbol next to one of the 32 beer taps here—a portion of the sales goes to the charity. It feels good to give.

Mar 20-26, Bangers & Lace, 1670 W Division St (at Paulina), 773-252-6499

Blokes & Birds & Brunch
BIRDLAND

Blokes & Birds & Brunch

Weekend brunches can be a mad swirl of duck confit hash, shrimp and grits, and BLTs gilded with the random duck egg. And if they’re not, let’s do something about it: for instance, sampling the new brunch at Blokes & Birds... unless you’re expecting your own duck egg shipment.

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